Do you know how to use Power BI or Tableau? Which does your company use? Is it mainstream? Do not be a victim of technology.

Do you know how to use Power BI or Tableau? Which does your company use? Is it mainstream? Do not be a victim of technology. https://lnkd.in/eKEaPGqVisualization is big.  Kellogg’s is one of the largest users of Tableau in Michigan & Tableau is owned by Salesforce. Salesforce is huge & is worth $220B. PowerBI is owned by Microsoft which is even huger than Salesforce & MSFT is worth $2,475,000,000,000 – that is $2.475 Trillion! PowerBI (MSFT) is...

In U.S., 28% accepted a job offer & reneged! 70% of grads are willing to renege?

Students are getting lots of job offers...Reneging: Once you commit, quit! https://lnkd.in/e85beQ2In U.S., 28% accepted a job offer & reneged! 70% of grads are willing to renege?See more alarming stats in the comments section.Sometimes students (& even working professionals) accept internships/jobs, but continue to search for & accept other positions with other employers. This is reneging, a practice that is unethical & greatly frowned upon for our students.What is reneging? https://lnkd.in/ebV4xPJAs noted,...

Why was the WMU ISM supply chain program ranked 2nd in SCM technology by SoftwareAdvice?

Predictive Data Analytics (Excel on steroids): I get this kind of feedback all the time…https://lnkd.in/dQABdsXcWhy was the WMU ISM supply chain program ranked 2nd in SCM technology by SoftwareAdvice?Answer: Because our students minor in business analyticsCurious, what do you think of Airtable? Should we be teaching it?Our CIS 2650 class: You will be glad to hear that (Anaconda + Jupyter Notebook + Python + visualization libraries) is what we have been teaching...

Creative Payment Terms & Buyer-Supplier Financing

Creative Payment Terms & Buyer-Supplier Financing Industry often sees suppliers complaining about cash-flow issues. But the supplier havoc, for the most part, does not need to happen. The solution might be as simple as robust payment terms & creative buyer-supplier financing. Large OEM buying orgs often try to negotiate not paying suppliers for as long 90-180 days after they actually receive material &/or services. As a function of being the...

Your future boss will read stuff like this & it happens monthly

Subject: Read: SCM - your future boss will read stuff like this & it happens monthlyVideo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFpgb9h658 WHAT IS PMI? (PURCHASING MANAGERS' INDEX) What is the ISM Manufacturing Index?Join: simecurkovic.comJoin: https://simecurkovic.com I just created a website and it gives you access to hundreds of my blogs, job postings, hours of lecture videos, and class/research material. Also, there is a Q \u0026 A and contact section. You can contact me for any time....

One page cheat sheet on Negotiation 101 (also, Apple basically manages 9 suppliers)

One page cheat sheet on Negotiation 101 (also, Apple basically manages 9 suppliers) https://www.simecurkovic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Negotiation-Top-Ten-Graphical-Plus-Version-2021-1.pdf This will sound a little redundant, so bare with me.  I spend each week talking to multiple supply chain managers from multiple companies.  Most say they are very OK with putting very young college graduates into buying roles.  Why?  Hmmm. My students go into “buyer” roles very early on in their careers and it is often...